Primarily self-taught painter Barbara Laube studied in Italy, France, Germany, and New York with Joop Sanders, a founding member of the American Abstract Expressionist group. She also studied at Pratt Institute, New York Studio School, and the School of Visual Arts.
Barbara Laube's ethereal impasto oil paintings on canvas with abstract compositions conjure notions of spirituality, shamanism, and transformation. With a focus on the materiality of paint, the thick and highly textured surface of the work relies on the viewer’s subconscious to interpret. Laube describes, “In the end the act of painting and paint itself is first and foremost and has always been my way of making sense of my life, who I am, what I love and what I believe in.”
Laube’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, and has been featured in exhibitions across the country. Among these exhibitions are The Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania; The Painting Center, Chelsea, New York; David Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick, New York; Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Tribeca, New York City; Wave Hill House, Riverdale, New York; Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, New York; Pierro Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey; Runnells Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico; and Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, New York. She has an upcoming solo show at The Painting Center, Chelsea, New York, in April 2019.